Arts and traditional crafts featured on MIZUKAZE
The subtle techniques and spirit of Japanese culture add beautiful touches to your journey.
Bizen Ware Vase
⋅ Bizen ware is a type of pottery made around Bizen City in Okayama Prefecture. It has a history of over 1,000 years, and is one of Japan’s Six Ancient Kilns.
Kazari Metal Fittings
Morimoto Traditional Ornament Metalwork Co., Ltd
⋅ A traditional technique from Kyoto which has long been used for decorative purposes in Japanese architecture.
⋅ The design in each room differs.
- 59 Yaoya-cho, Yobai-dori Nishinotoin Higashiiru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City
Fishing Boats in the sea off Washu Mountain (Photograph)
⋅ The work of Yoichi MIDORIKAWA, a photographer who created scenic works full of light and color from his base in Okayama, is displayed in The Suite.
Urakami Kirikogei Co., Ltd.
⋅ You can store your accessories in these boxes which are normally used to hold antiques.
⋅ Made by a company with a history of 140 years.
- 580-3 Deguchi-cho, Fuchu City, Hiroshima
Shussai Kiln Pottery Tea Set
⋅ Pottery made in the Shussai region of Shimane Prefecture.
⋅ Everyday items are made using local earth and glaze.
- 3368 Shussai, Hikawa-cho, Izumo City, Shimane
Inshu Nakai Kiln Pottery
Inshu Nakai Kiln
⋅ Pottery made in a place called Nakai in Tottori Prefecture (Inshu is the old name of the region where Nakai is located).
⋅ It is dyed in characteristic colors of green, black and white
- 243-5 Nakai, Kawahara-cho, Tottori City, Tottori
NAKATAKOGEI Co., Ltd.
⋅ Superb items which are handcrafted one at a time by artisans.
⋅ Made by a company with a history of over 70 years.
- 92 Ebara, Hidaka-cho, Toyooka City, Hyogo
⋅ An original Shinnari Kama kettle by Seiwemon ONISHI, a kettle master and one of the “Senke Jisshoku”, which means the people who for hundreds of years have made the tea utensils of the Senke in Kyoto.
- Onishi Seiwemon Museum, 18-1 Kamanza-cho, Sanjo-dori Shinmachi Nishiiru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City
Hagi Cut Glass
HAGI-GLASS art studio
⋅ Hagi cut glass is a technique from the Edo period (1603-1868) which was once ceased, but has now been revived.
⋅ Original glasses and tumblers have been specially made for MIZUKAZE.
- 1189-453 Oaza Chinto Koshigahama, Hagi City, Yamaguchi
⋅ Kirikane is a traditional Japanese technique of cutting gold leaf into fine threads and drawing patterns as it is applied.
⋅ It is a famous traditional industry of Kyoto City.
※The photographs are current at this time, but are subject to change.